2017 Meeting Programme

Thursday 11 May 2017


08.30 | Registration


08.50 | Welcome


09.00 | Session 1 | Tendinopathy

  • Do we require another fundamental shift in the way we think of tendinopathy? A review of theories brought up to date. Adnan Saithna
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinopathy — Case Presentation
  • Can a radiologist help? Andy Dunn
  • Physiotherapy view — What are the options and can therapy change the disease? Val Jones
  • Use of steroids and other injection therapies. Nigel Jones
  • Is decompression and/or debridement of the tendon useful? Matt Smith

10.30 |  | Coffee

11.00 | Session 2 | Tennis Elbow

  • Are any radiological features prognostic and what treatments can the radiologist offer? Andy Dunn
  • Physiotherapy for tennis elbow. What works? Val Jones
  • What to do for the failed tennis elbow. Chris Peach

12.00 | Session 3 | Prevention of upper limb tendon problems and future treatments

  • Tendon injury prevention in the athlete Nigel Jones
  • Can we translate any lessons into the normal population? Jo Gibson

12.45 |  | Lunch

13.45 | Session 4 | Surgical Treatment of Tendon Failure

  • Can we improve tendon biology and is augmentation helpful? Adnan Saithna
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction? Can Bridge grafting work? Peter Brownson
  • Pec major rupture case presentation and technique for repair of Pec Major Matthew Kent
  • Distal biceps tendon rupture. Review of surgical technique and rehabilitation Rish Parmar

15.00 |  | Tea

15.30 | Session 5 | Calcific Tendonitis

  • Do we understand the cause yet? Adnan Saithna
  • Can the radiologist cure all? Andy Dunn
  • What the physiotherapist can offer and novel therapies Jenna Bardsley
  • Surgical pearls and debate Inigo Guisasola
    • Locating the lesion
    • Should the tendon be repaired
    • Decompression or no decompression

17.00 |  | Drinks Reception  Meet the Faculty

19.00 |  | Course Dinner

Friday 12 May 2017


09.00 | Session 1 | Parsonage Turner Syndrome

  • Do we fully understand what parsonage turner syndrome is and how do we establish the diagnosis? Mike Fox
  • Can we intervene non-surgically to improve the course of the disease and at what stage? Tanya Mackenzie
  • Can surgery alter the outcome and what type of surgery is possible? CY Ng
  • Cases and Questions

10.00 | Session 2 | Neurophysiology


10.30 |  | Coffee

11.00 | Session 3 | Suprascapular Nerve

  • The times the suprascapular nerve causes pain Inigo Guisasola
  • Suprascapular nerve blocks and pulsed ablation Abdul Lalkhen
  • Suprascapular nerve release/ablation. Indications and technique Matt Smith

11.45 | Session 4 | Other compression syndromes around the shoulder

  • Thoracic outlet syndrome Mike Fox
  • Quadrilateral space syndrome — You are all missing it Tanya Mackenzie
  • How to perform release of the axillary nerve CY Ng

12.45 |  | Lunch

13.45 | Session 5 | Brachial Plexus Injuries

  • What to do as the primary treating centre. How to assess, investigate and best practice for referral Mike Fox

14.15 | Session 6 | Pain and the Brain

  • Conceptualising acute and chronic pain. What are the differences? Abdul Lalkhen
  • Your impact on the patient’s pain. What you say matters! Jo Gibson
  • In whom should we avoid surgery? The warning signs. Tanya Mackenzie
  • Case presentation and discussion

16.00 Close